Research and Innovation at George Brown College
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George Brown College Research and Innovation collaborates with industry and community partners on a wide range of projects across many sectors and emerging areas. All projects involve students and faculty.
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This project is a result of the partnership between GBC and eCampus Ontario whose main idea is to evaluate and guide the effectiveness of online videos for teaching and learning soft skills in design courses. (...)
SoCIAL LITE had a goal to introduce three new flavours to its line up and approached FIRSt, who worked through a full development process that included concept development, plant manufacturing, shelf-life monitoring, market research and consumer testing to evaluate 100 flavours on the path to approv (...)
The next time you reach to charge your personal devices, you may be harnessing the power of the sun. Better Current, a company working to deliver energy storage products to elevate people to the next level of energy management and sustainability, has created the JENNi: a compact and expandable home- (...)
uCarenet was in development of a mobile care management application to help medical service providers track and report on the health status of their elderly clients. The management tool required a more comprehensive design study to enhance its usability, and needed to consider privacy and accessibil (...)
Manitoulin Chocolate Works (MCW) approached George Brown College’s Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt) for help optimizing the manufacturing process of the company’s chocolate and caramel sauces. (...)
Entotritious Inc. approached George Brown College’s Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt) to refine three ‘energy bar’ products – known as JUMP Bars! With the help of both FIRSt and public focus groups, Entotritious created a product line that picks up energy levels and provides a plen (...)
Manuel Murillo, owner of Hermanos Gazpachos, has a goal to share his love of gazpacho on an industrial scale without compromising flavour or taste. Working with the Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt), Manuel created two new contemporary offerings for consumers to enjoy in a travel friendly (...)
Roberto Fanara, Founder and Director of Customachinery, is working towards designing a new rotary engine to control Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion, enabling higher efficiencies and lower emissions compared to today’s engine designs. (...)
Milan Seki is a passionate advocate for empowering youth and breaking the taboo around mental health—she was inspired to found Elephant Space—a not for profit organization that provides board games, snacks, homework assistance, workshops and mentorship development programs for youth between 12-1 (...)
This project entailed researching best practices of Education for Sustainability (EfS) in educational development to stimulate and support educational developers (EDs) to incorporate EfS into their practices. (...)
Partnership for Applied Research to Support the Development and Evaluation of the Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Network (PSDNet)
The Postsecondary Students with Disabilities Network (PSDNet) is a social innovation network promoting the self-determination and social development of PSE students with disabilities across Ontario. PSDNet will be a virtual network... (...)
This is a collaborative project between George Brown College and McMaster University utilizing an action research approach to conceptualize health numeracy and to act on that conceptualization by translating it into learning content for an on-line learning instrument to be developed. (...)